Burj al-Luqluq Social Center Society

برج اللقلق


We aspire to have a positive impact on the economic, cultural, and social level for the local community.

Organization Type

Nongovernmental Organization (NGO)

Areas of Work


Location of Work

Inside the wall and inside the Israeli municipal boundaries of Jerusalem,


Burj al-Luqluq Social Center Society was established in 1991 on almost nine acres of land owned by two Palestinian families in the Bab Hutta neighborhood in the Old City. In 1989, Israel wanted to build a Jewish settlement on this land; Palestinian Jerusalemites were determined to protect their land, which is also the only open space inside the Old City of Jerusalem where Palestinian children could play, and adults could enjoy the outdoors. In fact, it is the largest open space in the Old City after the al-Aqsa compound. They declared the area a sports and social club, and, after a showdown, forced the Israeli prime minister to cancel the planned settlement. 

The name “Luqluq” derives from a governor named Luqluq who ruled during the Mamluk period. 

Today, the society serves women and children by offering sports and educational and social activities.

P.O. Box 28904, Bab Hutta Neighborhood, Old City, Jerusalem
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Muntaser Edkaidek, Executive Manager

Tel: +972.2.627.7626 Fax: +972.2.626.4863